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Taylors game time changed, rain washes out LLWS on Day 1

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, August 20, 2015

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The support back home in Taylors continues while the Northwood Little League learned opening ceremonies and all games and practices were rained out Thursday at Williamsport, Pa.
 
 

The support back home in Taylors continues while the Northwood Little League learned opening ceremonies and all games and practices were rained out Thursday at Williamsport, Pa.

 

 

Steady rain cancelled today’s opening ceremonies at the Little League World Series and forced the Northwood Little League team to change its scheduled game time on Friday.

Northwood’s game as Southeast champions will be played at 5 p.m., one hour later than previously scheduled on Friday. The Taylors team will play New England at historic Lamade Stadium. Northwood will be the visitors.

All games Thursday were postponed and will be moved to Friday with all eight first-round games scheduled.

“Frequent showers and lengthy periods of steady rain are expected today in Williamsport as a cold front moves slowly east across Pennsylvania,” said Frank McCathran, Director of Earth Network's WeatherBug Schools and Club Safety Programs.

“More than an inch of rain is expected today with limited breaks in precipitation at any point throughout the day,” McCathran said. “Lightning will also pose a safety issue throughout the afternoon.”

The first-round game schedule for Friday:

Game 1 – 10 a.m.: Europe-Africa vs. Caribbean

Game 2 – 11 a.m.: Southwest vs. Northwest

Game 3 – 1 p.m.: Latin America vs. Australia

Game 4 – 2 p.m.: Great Lakes vs. West

Game 5 – 4 p.m.: Canada vs. Mexico

Game 6 – 5 p.m.: Southeast vs. New England

Game 7 – 7 p.m.: Asia-Pacific vs. Japan Game 8 – 8 p.m.: Mid-Atlantic vs. Midwest

“We have been advised that weather conditions will get progressively worse throughout the day,” said Patrick Wilson, Little League International Tournament Director. “In an interest to give all teams the opportunity to play with full player availability and ideal field conditions, keep the Little League Baseball World Series on schedule, and provide fans and visitors with the best experience, we have decided to hold all first-round games tomorrow.”

Playing all eight games on Friday allows for a planned off-day on Friday, August 28 in the event of potential future weather issues.

 

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